Ajrakh is a block printed textile which is stock dyed using natural dyes. including indigo and madder. It is made in Kutch, Gujarat and stands out for its color – blue with red – and intricate geometric and floral designs. Its name is derived from “azarak”, “blue” in Arabic and Persian. Ajrak is an inheritance of text. It takes skill and patience to make Ajrak. There are between 14 and 16 different stages of dyeing and printing, which take 14 to 21 days. The resulting fabric is soft against the skin and has a jewel-like appearance, pleasant to the touch and attractive to the eyes.